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Terry McMillan

  • Desire is prayer.

    • Terry McMillan,
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  • Can't nothin' make your life work if you ain't the architect.

  • ... I'd crack up without my music. It's the best company you can have, really. It don't say 'no' or 'maybe,' or ask no questions.

  • Why is it that if you happen to be black and over six feet tall, everybody thinks you supposed to play basketball or football?

  • Too many of us are hung up on what we don't have, can't have, or won't ever have. We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy — if not less of it — doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.

  • They say love is a two-way street. But I don't believe it, because the one I've been on for the last two years was a dirt road.

  • It's not that marriage itself is bad; it's the people we marry who give it a bad name.

  • I would be content being a housewife if I could find the kind of man who wouldn't treat me like one.

  • They don't refer to books written by men as men's literature.

    • Terry McMillan

Terry McMillan, U.S. writer